IV. The Video Capture Process (Cont) - Patricia Viola

Using Video Capture To
Enhance The Search For
Missing Your Loved Ones
April 4, 2004
Jim Viola
e-mail: jim.viola@att.net
Web Site: http://patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com
Agenda
I.
Video Capture Overview
II.
System Requirements
1. Hardware
2. Software
III.
Utilizing Video Capture To Help Us Find Our Missing
Loved Ones
IV.
The Video Capture Process
V.
References
VI.
Q&A
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I. Video Capture Overview
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Defined as the conversion of analog video signals, such as
those generated by a video camera, into a digital format
and then storage of the digital video on a computer’s mass
storage device (hard drive).
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Video capture from analog devices requires a special video
capture card or box that converts the analog signals into
digital form and compresses the data.
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Utilize your computer to manipulate the captured digital
video into your own video production.
(Definition courtesy http://www.webopedia.com)
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II. System Requirements
1.
Hardware
- Personal Computer (PC) with minimum requirements:
Pentium (or equivalent) PC @ 800 MHz, 256 MB RAM,
40 GB of free hard drive space (7200 RPM drive)
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Full Duplex Sound card with line-in, high speed interface (USB
or Firewire)
CD ROM and (CD or DVD Recordable Drive)
Video capture device, Internet Access
- Recommended PC Upgrades to above configuration
Pentium 4 (or equivalent) @ 2.0 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 250 GB
7200 RPM separate hard drive (an hour of video captured in
DVD quality will approach 1.5 GB), High speed USB 2.0 Port,
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP which support files sizes over 4 GB.
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II. System Requirements (Cont)
1.
Hardware (Cont)
- Video Capture Device Options
- Numerous choices ranging from $50 to $400 as described on
http://www.dvdrhelp.com/capturecards depending on your
operating system, PC hardware and application.
- My choice is an External Capture Device, the ADS Tech Instant
DVD 2.0, which connects to the computer via the USB 2.0 port.
- Available for as low as $150
- No need to customize computer
- Includes Ulead’s Video Studio 7 VCD/DVD Capture,
Edit, Authoring & Burning Software For Win
98/ME/2000/XP
- USB 2.0 & Audio/Video Cables Provided
- Small Footprint (7”W x 4.5” deep x 1.5” H)
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II. System Requirements (Cont)
1.
Hardware (Cont)
ADS Tech Instant DVD 2.0
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II. System Requirements (Cont)
1.
Hardware (Cont)
Color
Printer
Scanner
(Optional)
Output to computer via USB 2.0
Digital Camcorder Input
Possible Inputs
(Not to scale)
Or VCR Input
ADS Tech Instant DVD 2.0
VCR Input
Sony DRX-510UL
DVD±RW/R Drive
(Optional)
Simplified Interconnect to the Computer
(not to scale)
USB 2.0
or
Firewire
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II. System Requirements (Cont)
2.
Software
Essential
- Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP - Preferred
- Ulead Video Studio 7 or equivalent ( Provided with Capture Device)
- Full DVD Authoring Software
- Capture Video, Edit Video and Burn VCDs & DVDs (Burner Req’d)
Optional But Important Support Software
- Paint Shop Pro 8.0 or equivalent – To Edit Scanned & Digital Images
and convert between file types (i.e. .BMP, .TIF or .JPEG)
- Easy CD Creator 7.0 – CD/DVD Burning from an image file, Convert
LPs & cassettes to .WAVand .MP3 sound files, Play & Edit Sound files,
Create CD or DVD backups of your data and audio, & create
CD/DVD Labels.
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III. Utilizing Video Capture To Help Us
Find Our Missing Loved Ones
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Why Use Video Capture?
- Added Dimension of Communication
- More Powerful than only Photos on Flyers
- Introduction Video to Tell Your Story (Tape yourself)
- Insert Videos of your loved ones to show their mannerisms
and hear their voice
- Insert Photos of your loved ones
- Insert scanned images of maps, jewelry worn, & clothing worn
- Use Overlay to Insert Videos, Titles & Images over Videos for
Emphasis
- Insert Descriptive Titles
- Add “Voice Over” to narrate the video or add music if you like
- Add a Scene Selection Menu to “Jump” to a Scene & Transitions
Between Scenes
- Add TV news stories
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III. Utilizing Video Capture To Help
Us Find Our Missing Loved Ones (Cont)
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Why Use Video Capture? (Cont)
- Distribution
- Burn your Video Movie onto a CD or DVD and hand out or mail
to Law Enforcement, the Media, your Family, friends & the rest of
your support team.
- Save your Project or a piece of it as a “Windows Media Player”
Video File for e-mailing and uploading to web sites for worldwide
Internet viewing.
- Portable
- Using a Portable DVD Player like the Panasonic 9” screen LA95 shown
below and bring your videos “with you” in the search for your loved ones.
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IV.
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The Video Capture Process
Video Capture Setup Tips
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The Video Capture Process is very demanding on your
computer’s resources.
- Before starting the capture process:
- Close all unnecessary applications.
- Shut off all other devices such as USB scanners which
may interfere with a USB Capture Device.
- In Control Panel, Sound and Audio Devices, On the
Audio tab, Sound Playback Volume, Mute all Master
Volume mixer settings except your “Line In” to reduce
echo.
- All subsequent Video Capture screens utilize Ulead’s
Video Studio Version 6. Other Software packages will
be similar.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Video Studio’s Startup screen – Open an existing project or start a new project
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Setup a New Project for NTSC DVD & Select Working Directory you
will use to sore the captured data on your computer’s hard drive.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Ready VCR with Tape. Select Capture, Press Play on VCR. Capture starts.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Press ESC key to Stop Capture. Clip saved on HD & in the Video Library.
Select Storyboard Mode. Select Video Clip on Video Track. Drag handles in
Preview Window to Select Desired Video. Click Save Trimmed Video.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Storybook Mode. Clicked Green button on bottom left for storybook mode.
Deleted original captured Clip from project on bottom & dragged desired clip plus
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two other existing video clips from the library to our project.
IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Effect Mode. Use pull-down on right to select a scene transition. Drag & Drop it
between the desired clips.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Title Mode. Click Grey button to select timeline mode showing all your project tracks
(Main Video, Overlay, Title, Voice & Music). Using mouse, click location on Main Video
track to add Title. Click Preview screen & type Title using font & time controls.18
IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Title Mode. Click Add. Note Title added to Title Track, denoted with a “T”. Click the
Zoom button to expand the timeline. Drag right side of selected title to increase time.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
To import an image, go to Storybook. Click on Image on the Library. Click to Folder to
select an image from your HD. Click Open to add to the Library. Switch Project to
Storybook mode & drag the new image to the project (Main Video or Overlay
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Track) just like a video clip. Click image & set length of time shown.
IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Adding Audio (.MP3 or .WAV) is similar. Select Audio on top and in Library. Import if
necessary and drag to the music track. Voice Over recording also performed here and
dragged to Voice track. Volume and time controls available. Click Floppy
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Putting it all together. Click Finish & Select NTSC DVD to create a DVD video file. Type in a title for
the video file. For a Windows Media Player File, select Custom, then save as file type, “Windows Media
Video”. The rendering process, piecing together all the clips, results in a .MPG video file created &
copied into the Library. Other options are Video CD (VCD) to be burned on a standard CD.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
While still in Finish Mode, click to select the New Video File created. Click Export & Select the
Ulead DVD Wizard to prepare setup the DVD Burning Process. After the Export, the DVD Wizard
opens. DVD will be selected & the Creation Scene selection Menu will be selected. Deselect for no
scenes. Click Next to continue.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Select Add Introduction Video if you had already created it. Setup the scenes by accepting the preselected ones or add your own by selecting the times. The next page allows you to name the scenes
and choose your background. You can always go back & update. Click Next to create scene names.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Progressing through the DVD authoring process, clicking on the text, “Enter text here”
under each of your scenes opens a dialog box for scene name entry. There are 6 scenes
per screen. If there are more than 6, click the arrow to advance to the next page of
scenes and continue. Click next when complete.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Select a scene by clicking it with your mouse and use the simulated
remote to Playback your scene. Click next when complete.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Almost done. Select Output and Working Folder on your hard
drive and confirm the CD recorder selected. Click next.
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IV.
The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Last screen. “Record to CD” is selected. Select “Create DVD folders” and “Create disk image
file”. Put a blank DVD (or CD) in the burner and before proceeding, wait for the DVD/CD
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burner drive light to extinguish. Click the “Create DVD” button to burn your DVD. Done.
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The Video Capture Process (Cont)
Video Capture Formats & Media Types Overview
- Video CD (VCD) versus DVD
Data Storage
Video Storage
Video Format
Video Resolution
Pricing (Approx.)
DVD (Single Sided)
4700 MBytes
2 Hours
MPEG-2
704 x 480
$2 each (4x speed)
VCD
700 MBytes
1 Hour
MPEG-1
352 x 240
20 ¢ each
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Use DVD-RWs or CD-RWs rewritable media for
Pre-mastering of your projects.
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Sample DVD Project.
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V.
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References
Download this presentation from:
http://patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com/videocapture.pdf
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The Internet
- http://www.dvdrhelp.com
- http://www.webopedia.com
- http://www.adstech.com
- http://www.ulead.com
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Send me an e-mail, jim.viola@att.net
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VI.
Q&A
Thank You
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